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Beyond BPPV - Understanding Vestibular Rehabilitation

Beyond BPPV - Understanding Vestibular Rehabilitation

Beyond BPPV - Understanding Vestibular Rehabilitation

This course includes
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Lifetime access after purchase
Certificate of completion
This course was recorded in June 2021


Join Cheryl Wylie, vestibular physiotherapist, in this 3 hour course titled Beyond BPPV – Understanding Vestibular Rehabilitation.

This online course will take your vestibular knowledge a step beyond the classic BPPV condition, where you will learn about the most common conditions that cause vestibular dysfunction and gain an understanding of vestibular rehabilitation.

When we look at a typical caseload of vestibular physiotherapists, we see two diagnoses most often over any others: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) and Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction (UVH).

This course will focus on the latter, along with its counterpart, Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction (BVH). UVH and BVH result in reduced function of the vestibular system in either one or both ears.

Patients typically report dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance along with reduced quality of life. The good news is that many of these patients are candidates for vestibular rehabilitation, so gaining an understanding of how to assess and implement a vestibular rehabilitation program will allow you to greatly impact their recovery. 


Learning Objectives

  1. Review the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system in relation to UVH and BVH
  2. Discuss the primary causes of UVH and BVH including vestibular neuritis, vestibular labyrinthitis, and ototoxicity
  3. Go over the signs and symptoms of UVH and BVH comparing their presentation to BPPV
  4. Learn about the Vestibular Ocular Reflex (VOR) and how it is affected by vestibular hypofunction
  5. Complete a vestibular assessment without any specialty equipment (e.g. vestibular goggles, VNG equipment, or balance assessment platforms) including VOR testing, balance and gait assessments and motion sensitivity testing
  6. Learn the concepts of vestibular rehabilitation, including specific vestibular exercises that can be found on Embodia and how to implement them


What is Included:

  1. Sample Patient Vestibular Intake Questionnaire
  2. Sample Practitioner Vestibular Assessment Template
  3. Eye Charts for Dynamic Visual Acuity Testing
  4. PDFs of all recommended Subjective Outcome Measures
  5. PDFs of all recommended Objective Outcome Measures

As an Embodia Member, you already have access to all the vestibular exercises videos. In this course, I will show you examples of these exercises and show you how to use them and progress them with your patients. 



This online course is intended for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, kinesiologists, athletic therapists, PTA/OTAs and anyone else in the healthcare industry who has an interest in vestibular rehabilitation. Vestibular and concussion therapists who are looking to understand Embodia’s vestibular exercise platform, education material, and resources will also find this of value.


Interested in Learning more about BPPV?

Check out the following:


Healing Vertigo: An Interactive BPPV Resource Tool

Healing Vertigo is an App designed to walk you through the assessment and treatment of BPPV. It uses the same patient-directed videos and treatment logic flow discussed in this webinar and resource package, making it a seamless resource for you and your patients. Use it as a practitioner treatment guide with your BPPV patients, or recommend it to you patient's post-treatment for self-management of this condition. It reduces the challenge of BPPV treatment significantly, and gives you and your patients more confidence in taking on this condition. 

Visit the Healing Vertigo Website or YouTube Channel to learn more!

Get the App! Healing Vertigo is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store


Contact Us!

Connect with Cheryl anytime to ask questions, clarify points, or just discuss Vestibular Therapy!

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The instructors
Cheryl Wylie
MSc(PT), Vestibular Physiotherapist, Co-Founder of Healing Vertigo

Cheryl Wylie is a registered physiotherapist, receiving her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2010. Prior to this she completed her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. She continued her education and completed with success the Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency-Based Course in Atlanta, GA hosted by Emory University and the American Physical Therapy Association. Since then, she has taken ongoing courses with a focus on vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, as well as shared her knowledge through in-services and lectures both locally and abroad.

Cheryl is passionate about increasing accessibility of physiotherapy services and has developed an App and YouTube Channel called Healing Vertigo. These platforms increase awareness of BPPV and provide testing and treatment videos to assist patients and practitioners alike in the treatment of this condition.

Course Material included in this course
  • Welcome and Resources
  • Welcome and Slides
  • Eye Charts - etdrs-1
  • Eye Charts - etdrs-2
  • Eye Charts - etdrs-r
  • Objective Outcome Measures - Dynamic Gait Index
  • Objective Outcome Measures - Functional Gait Assessment
  • Objective Outcome Measures - MiniBEST
  • Objective Outcome Measures - Motion Sensitivity Questionnaire
  • Subjective Outcome Measures - Activities-Specific Balance Confidence Scale
  • Subjective Outcome Measures - Dizziness Handicap Inventory
  • Subjective Outcome Measures - Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS)
  • Subjective Outcome Measures - Vestibular Rehabilitation Benefits Questionnaire
  • Vestibular Patient Intake Questionnaire Sample
  • Vestibular Practitioner Assessment Sample
  • Vestibular Assessment
  • Subjective Assessment
  • Screening
  • VOR & Motion Sensitivity Testing
  • Static and Dynamic Balance Testing
  • Feedback
  • Vestibular Treatment
  • Overview
  • Gaze Stabilization Exercises
  • Habituation Exercises
  • Static and Dynamic Balance Exercises
  • BVH Considerations
  • Treatment Summary and Resources
  • Feedback
  • Questions
  • Questions pt1
  • Questions pt2
  • Feedback
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